CES report - additional clinical hours

  1. Hello everybody!
    I am a nurse from Italy and currently I live in Chicago. I have been going through the long process to obtain the nurse licence in the State of Illinois. I just got my CES report from the CGFNS that says "diploma comparable in most respects to completion of a first-level (RN) nursing program in the United States. However, the educational requirements included no clinical practice in nursing care of children or psychiatric/mental health nursing".
    Now, the Board of Professional Regulation said that I need to complete those requirements before taking the NCLEX. Well...the problem is that all the nursing colleges I contacted in Chicago don't allow me to take just these 2 classes.
    Does anybody have any information that can help me?
    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Contact the community colleges in the area, and see if you can register as a guest student to complete those hours when they have an opening. It is done all of the time in the US.
  4. by   rossibunny
    Thank you Suzanne!
    It is really nice to have someone that supports you in a situation where is difficult to find directions.
    Il will continue with my search!
  5. by   suzanne4
    Let me know if you need any more help with this.

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